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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Obesity

Obesity current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

Adherence and dropout in exercise-based interventions in childhood obesity 10.1111/obr.13721 

The associations of “weekend warrior” and regularly active physical activity with abdominal and general adiposity in US adults 10.1002/oby.23986 

Calcium supplementation for people with overweight or obesity (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD012268.pub2

Does time-restricted eating add benefits to calorie restriction?  10.1002/oby.23984 

Drivers and facilitators of weight stigma among preconception, pregnant, and postpartum women 10.1111/obr.13710

Effectiveness and safety of drugs for obesity 10.1136/bmj-2022-072686

Efficacy and safety of tirzepatide, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and other weight loss drugs in overweight and obesity 10.1002/oby.24002 

Factors associated with progression or non-progression to bariatric surgery in adults 10.1111/obr.13698

How does gestational weight gain influence short- and long-term postpartum weight retention?  10.1111/obr.13679

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sleep parameters and characteristics in individuals living with overweight and obesity 10.1111/cob.12646 

Managing the new wave of weight loss medication in general practice 10.1111/cob.12666

Obesity bias: how can this underestimated problem affect medical decisions in healthcare?  10.1111/obr.13696 

Obstructive sleep apnoea in obesity: a review 10.1111/cob.12651 

Pharmacotherapy for adults with overweight and obesity 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00351-9

Review of impacts of using body mass index as a screening tool in school children 10.1111/cob.12639 

Role of telemedicine in the management of obesity: state-of-the-art review 10.1111/obr.13734 

Social jetlag and obesity 10.1111/obr.13664

Spillover effects of childhood obesity prevention interventions 10.1111/obr.13692 

‘Surgery is my only hope’: a qualitative study exploring perceptions of living with obesity and the prospect of having bariatric surgery 10.1111/cob.12643 

Understanding risk and causal mechanisms for developing obesity in infants and young children: a National Institutes of Health workshop 10.1111/obr.13690 

Understanding the significance of adipose tissue in the inflammatory response to COVID-19 10.1016/j.obmed.2024.100538

Weight-centric prevention of cancer 10.1016/j.obpill.2024.100106


BMJ, The (25th Mar); Clinical Obesity (Jun); Cochrane Library (Apr-May); Lancet, The (6th-12th Apr); Obesity (Apr-May); Obesity Medicine (May); Obesity Pillars (Jun); Obesity Reviews (Mar-Jun)

April 2024

Chile passed tough measures to combat an obesity epidemic, so why does it still have an obesity problem? 10.1136/bmj.q584

Cost-effectiveness analysis of individual-level obesity treatment in paediatrics: A scoping review 10.1111/ijpo.13100  

Defining success in adult obesity management: A systematic review and framework synthesis of clinical practice guidelines 10.1111/cob.12631

Digital technologies for delivering multidisciplinary weight-management services: early value assessment (updated NICE guideline HTE14)

Effect of planned pauses versus continuous energy restriction on weight loss and attrition: a systematic review 10.1002/oby.23976  

Effects of exercise on sleep in children with overweight/obesity: a randomized clinical trial 10.1002/oby.23945  

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for obesity (new NICE guideline IPG783)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for post-bariatric surgery weight regain and insufficient weight loss: A systematic review 10.1016/j.obmed.2024.100533

Higher body mass index is strongly linked to poor outcomes in adult COVID-19 hospitalizations: A National Inpatient Sample Study 10.1002/osp4.692

The individual-level effects of social media campaigns related to healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy weight: A narrative review 10.1002/osp4.731  

Mobile health (mÔÇÉhealth) smartphone interventions for adolescents and adults with overweight or obesity (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013591.pub2

Orforglipron, a novel non-peptide oral daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist as an anti-obesity medicine: A systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1002/osp4.743  

Patient perspectives about treatment preferences for obesity with complications 10.1002/osp4.720  

Predictors of racial differences in weight loss: the PROPEL trial 10.1002/oby.23936  

Projected impact of anti-obesity pharmacotherapy use on racial and ethnic disparities in adolescent obesity 10.1111/ijpo.13103

Psychological predictors of adherence to lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery: A systematic review 10.1002/osp4.741  

The relationship between sleep quantity, sleep quality and weight loss in adults: A scoping review 10.1111/cob.12634   

Special considerations for the adolescent with obesity: An obesity medicine association (OMA) clinical practice statement (CPS) 2024 10.1016/j.obpill.2023.100096

Update on N6-methyladenosine methylation in obesity-related diseases 10.1002/oby.23932


BMJ (13th Mar); Clinical Obesity (Apr); Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar); NICE website (Feb-Mar); Obesity (Feb-Mar); Obesity Medicine (Mar); Obesity Pillars (Mar); Obesity Reviews (Jan, Feb); Obesity Science and Practice (Feb-Apr); Pediatric Obesity (Mar-Apr)

February 2024

Association between physical activity and self-regulation in early childhood DOI: 10.1111/obr.13657

Body mass index in parents and their adult offspring DOI: 10.1111/obr.13644

Changing the global obesity narrative to recognize and reduce weight stigma: A position statement from the World Obesity Federation DOI: 10.1111/obr.13642

Conceptualizing weight management for night shift workers DOI: 10.1111/obr.13659

Correlates of physical activity enjoyment in children and adolescents for a new perspective on the treatment of overweight DOI: 10.1111/obr.13655

Diagnostic imaging in lipedema: A systematic review DOI: 10.1111/obr.13648

Estimating the effects of preventive and weight-management interventions on the prevalence of childhood obesity in England: a modelling study DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00216-5

Exercise and insulin resistance markers in children and adolescents with excess weight DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4038

The fructose survival hypothesis as a mechanism for unifying the various obesity hypotheses DOI: 10.1002/oby.23920

Identifying obesity subtypes: A review of studies utilising clinical biomarkers and genetic data DOI:

The impact of diabetes and obesity on fertility and the potential role of gut hormones as treatment DOI: 10.1111/dme.15230

A literature review of evidence for primary prevention of overweight and obesity in healthy weight children and adolescents DOI: 10.1111/obr.13641

Mind the gap! Factors that predict progression to bariatric surgery indicate that more psychological treatment may be required DOI: 10.1111/cob.12626

Obesity management in adults: a review DOI: 10.1001/jama.2023.19897

Phenotyping children and adolescents with obesity using behavioral, psychological, and familial data DOI: 10.1002/oby.23893

Rethinking family-based obesity treatment DOI: 10.1111/cob.12614

Semaglutide and cardiovascular outcomes in obesity without diabetes DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2307563

Substitution of sugar-sweetened beverages with non-caloric alternatives and weight change DOI: 10.1111/obr.13652

Shedding light on eye disease in obesity: A review DOI: 10.1111/cob.12616

The use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to reduce body weight and food cravings DOI: 10.1111/cob.12611

Weight regain after bariatric surgery DOI: 10.1016/j.obmed.2023.100528

What is the role of psychology in bariatric surgery? A survey of the differing views of psychologists, the multidisciplinary team, and patients in the UK DOI: 10.1111/cob.12612

Sources used: Clinical Obesity (Dec, Feb); Diabetic Medicine (Dec); JAMA (28th Nov); JAMA Pediatrics (Dec); NEJM (14th Dec); Lancet Public Health, The (Nov); Obesity (Dec, Jan); Obesity Medicine (Dec, Jan); Obesity Reviews (Jan, Feb)